26 Jumada Al-Awwal 1421 A.H., August 26,2000
On the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) who reported that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: Allah shows mercy to the who gets up during the night and prays, and who awakens his wife to pray, but if she hesitates, he would sprinkle water on her face (to make her get up).
(Reported by Abu Dawud)
1. This hadith urges the Muslims to be cooperative in matters of worship and righteous deeds. The couples are incited to awake each other for praying at night and seek help of whatever makes them active.